Whilst the television technology break-throughs of recent years have largely been the realm of LG, Sharp says ‘Not so fast’, busting out their new sets complete with Blu-ray burning capability. This offers many magnitudes of storage over that of DVD.
My biggest question about this technology is how they manage copy protection. You may be thinking ‘recording has been enabled on DVRs for years, what’s the problem?’ Whilst that’s true, DVRs prevent you from moving that content around (at least in HD). So how will the portable disc medium cope with this same problem ?
The other part of this equation is of course the cost of writable blu-ray media. Despite the format being around for years now, blank Blu-Ray discs are still incredibly expensive. So whilst this is an important develop as far as technology goes, in realty, I doubt it’s going to set the world on fire.
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